1907 - 15/10/1960




Artist Profile


He was born in Calcutta, West Bengal. He joined the Imperial Tobacco Company as the Art Director. 1937 Resigned from his post, to participate in the World Scout Jamboree, Paris. Member of Delhi Shilpi Chakra, New Delhi.


  • 1928-32 Diploma in Fine Arts, Govt. College of Art and Crafts, Calcutta.


1937 Exhb. in Calcutta. 1939 Boy Scout Headquarters, Calcutta. 1941, 43 1, Chowringee Terrace, Calcutta. 1945 Exhb., Town Hall, New Delhi. 1946 UNESCO World Art Exhb., Paris. 1950 Retrospective, New Delhi. 1951 Salon de Mai, Paris. 1960 Exhb., Fine Arts Dept., Delhi Polytechnic, New Delhi. 1961 Exhb., Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta. 2003 Manifestations, organised by Delhi Art Gallery, World Trade Center, Mumbai and Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi. 2005 Manifestations III, organised by Delhi Art Gallery, Nehru Center, Mumbai and Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.


Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata. Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi. Kumar Gallery, New Delhi. Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi. National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. Jehangir Nicholson Museum, Mumbai.


1933 Received Gold Medal, in an exhb. organised by the Calcutta University Institute, Calcutta. 1936 Received a prize at the exhb., orgainsed by Bombay Art Society, Bombay. 1946 Studio Magazine, London, called him `One of Indias most mature Painters`. He was awarded the title of `National Art Treasure` by Govt. of India.


From after his trip around European Sailozs works started showing an influence of western art and when he came back to India his style had already gone through metamorphosis. Sailoz looked at life and commented on it with characteristic fervor and exaggeration. His works of drawings include studies of folk art giving emphasis on flat colours than the forms. The curved lines of his drawings had curved lines creating expression and movement and also gave emphasis on tonal gradation. Sailozs paintings are full of light and with an air of movement. He was a great colourist. These qualities are more evident in the landscape compositions. In the last years Sailoz developed a style where the subject matter is virtually abandoned and the colours intermingle without boundaries, there is extensive scribbling on the surface of the pictures. His fine sense of color now gave these pictures a new complexity.


1945-47 Taught at Sarada Ukil School, New Delhi. 1948-60 Taught at Delhi Polytechnic, New Delhi.